We use this editorial to propose a guide for future research not just for

We use this editorial to propose a guide for future

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We use this editorial to propose a guide for future research, not just for security and privacy researchers, but also for anyone who studies the IS artefact. However, our editorial does not stop merely with rethinking research opportunities related to the IS artefact. We also use this occasion to outline opportunities for methodological and theoretical improvements that, if implemented, could result in more interesting, influential research and more effective practice. More importantly, we suggest remedies for these weaknesses. We identify specific improvements that can be made to security and privacy research, offering a couple of illustrations. Analysis: Although we believe it is time for the IS research community to move on from its excessive focus on the IT artefact, we commend the thinking and goals that initially drove the IT artefact discussion (e.g. Orlikowski & Iacono, 2001). Indeed, this movement became a focus and de facto standard in IS research because researchers were often attempting to publish
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research in IS journals in which IS was merely tangentially or superficially addressed, with the result that their papers were in fact psychology, social science, or computer science papers masquerading as IS papers. These practices created an identity crisis in the IS field. It was difficult to know what was and was not IS research, especially because technology topics were increasingly relevant in other academic fields (Benbasat & Zmud, 2003). References: Benbasat I and Zmud RW (2003) The identity crisis within the IS discipline: defining and communicating the discipline’s core properties. MIS Quarterly 27(2), 183–194. Orlikowski WJ and Iacono CS (2001) Research commentary: desperately seeking the “IT” in IT research—a call to theorizing the IT artefact. Information Systems Research 12(2), 121– 134.
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